I thought I was branching out this morning when I put a different color Nespresso capsule in the machine this morning. No, says Victory Point Games. This is branching out: Roundhouse.
The makers of sober historical strategy offerings like Zulus on the Ramparts and Levee en Masse have released Roundhouse, a Double Dragon-style beat-em-up for iOS and Android. As the name implies, Roundhouse is about kicking people and apparently only kicking people — every shot in the trailer employs some amusing contrivance to enure that punching is not possible: holding a guitar, being in a straitjacket, etc.
It’s a far cry from the Battle of Rourke’s Drift or the Vendée uprising, but that’s cool. It might be a tongue-in-cheek action game but I think Roundhouse shows that VPG are serious about making more mobile games. I hope they’re cooking up another board game conversion next, though.